April 2015

Coaching Character

By |April 20th, 2015|

1.Be true to yourself.
2.Make each day your masterpiece.
3.Help others.
4.Drink deeply from good books.
5.Make friendship a fine art.
6.Build a shelter against a rainy day.
7.Pray for guidance, and give thanks for your blessings every day.

These life […]

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Respect Their ‘No’

By |April 13th, 2015|

Family Rule: The first time someone says stop, we stop.

Corollary: We honor another’s “no.”

I want my children to be so used to being treated with respect that they won’t tolerate anything less. I want […]

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Mermaid Tears for Mom

By |April 10th, 2015|

Shopping for Mothers Day?   

When I wrote Für Elise, I wrote sea glass, or mermaid tears, into the story after I saw the pieces in a tiny beach town on the Oregon coast. I […]

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Do You Have Submission Block?

By |April 8th, 2015|

So you had a one-on-one meeting with an editor, publisher, or agent where you pitched your book idea. Typically, an editor that is interested in your project will give you a business card and ask […]

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Should You Guide Your Child’s Spiritual Development?

By |April 6th, 2015|

Sunday I sat in church with my married daughter, her husband, and my youngest child who is still at home. Across the nation, my college daughter took an extended lunch to attend Easter service. […]

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I Know What Book You Are Reading

By |April 3rd, 2015|

This email from my daughter who lives in another state made my week:

My partner at work was talking about how much he loves the book he is reading on his phone. He started describing […]

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Your Face-to-Face Fifteen

By |April 1st, 2015|

A writers conference is an opportune moment to schedule face-to-face time with an industry professional about your project. This may be the most important reason to invest the time and money to attend the […]

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March 2015

Priority One for Mommies

By |March 30th, 2015|

Priority One for this mommy is introducing my family to a relationship with the God of all creation.
My friend Char calls me the great connector. She knows I am passionate about introducing people with […]

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A Minor Companion to Für Elise

By |March 28th, 2015|

My friend, Margaret, wrote a lovely novel with a music theme that is a natural companion to Für Elise.

A Minor uniquely has music imbedded into the manuscript that plays on your device while you […]

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Creative Review of Thriller Für Elise

By |March 27th, 2015|

On Book News Friday, I am delighted to share this excellent review. Sometimes a review is so well written that it is its own work. Thank you Beverly for this creative piece about Für […]

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